General Preferences

The FindFace Multi general preferences determine your system functioning and resource consumption. Here they are:

  • generic confidence thresholds for face, body, car recognition (subject to the enabled objects)

  • thumbnail JPEG quality

  • schedule for automatic events/episodes cleanup

To configure the general preferences, navigate to the Preferences tab and click General. After you are finished with adjustments, click Update. Find the detailed explanation of each setting below.


In this section:

Generic Confidence Threshold

FindFace Multi verifies that a detected face and some face from the card index belong to the same person (i.e., the faces match), based on the pre-defined similarity threshold. The default threshold is set to the optimum value. If necessary, you can change it.


The higher is the threshold, the less are chances that a wrong person will be positively verified, however, some valid photos may also fail verification.

The same principle applies to the body and car recognition, should you have enabled these objects. Based on the pre-defined threshold, FindFace Multi verifies that a detected body and a body from the card index belong to the same person. Likewise, a detected car matches a car from the card index.


You can configure the confidence thresholds individually for each camera group and watch list.


The default generic confidence threshold is optimal for the majority of recognition cases. We do not recommend changing it on your own. Be sure to consult with our technical experts prior (

Thumbnail JPEG Quality

Subject to JPEG quality, thumbnails may take up a significant amount of disc volume. Use the General tab to configure the parameter.

Automatic Event And Episode Cleanup

Use the same tab to schedule automatically purging old events and related episodes from the database. For example, you can purge matched and unmatched events/episodes on different schedules and purge only full frames. You can also separately purge events with faces, cars, and bodies.